Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule

The workshop agenda changes each year but tends to follow this general format.

The first day of the Chesapeake Project Workshop is hosted at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, which provides an ideal setting for the first day of the experience. In addition to spectacular views of the Bay, the Merrill Center is a model for sustainable development (a LEED-Platinum green building) and workshop participants have the opportunity to tour the building and learn about its sustainable feature

Agenda for Day 1:

 8:45-9:00  Breakfast and Gathering
 9:00-9:15  Welcome and Overview of Workshop
 9:15-9:45  Participant Instructions
 9:45-10:50  Introduction to Sustainability
 10:50-11:00  Break
 11:00-12:00  Climate and Energy Literacy
 12:00-12:45  Lunch
 12:45-1:30  Tour of the Merrill Center (LEED-Platinum green  Building)
 1:30-3:00  Resilience and Climate Adaptation- Hurricane Sandy  Case Study
 3:00-3:15  Break
 3:15-4:30  Core Competencies for Sustainability
 4:30-5:00  Wrap Up Day 1 and Adjourn


(Participants get a Reading Day between the two workshop days)

Following a reading day, the group reconvenes on the campus of the University of Maryland, which reinforces one of the workshop themes: connection to place. Whereas the first day of the workshop focuses on teaching participants about sustainability, the second day focusedon integrating sustainability into the participants' existing courses:

Agenda for Day 2:

8:45-9:00  Breakfast and Gathering
9:00-9:15  Reflections on Day 1 and Overview of Day 2
9:15-10:50  Discussion of Readings 
10:50-11:00  Break 
11:00-11:30  How does Sustainability Relate to Your Discipline? 
11:30-12:00  Using the Campus/Community as a Living Laboratory for  Sustainability 
12:00-1:00  Lunch 
1:00-2:00  Student and Faculty Panel 
2:00-2:45  Creating an Interdisciplinary Integrative Assignment 
2:45-3:15  Creating a Personalized Integrative Assignment for Your Course
3:15-3:45  Report-out on Progress and Next Steps 
3:45-4:00  Final Thoughs, Wrap Up, and Workshop Evaluation